Del Rey Oaks, California

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City of Del Rey Oaks
City
Location in Monterey County and the state of California
Location in Monterey County and the state of California
Coordinates: 36°35′36″N 121°50′06″W / 36.59333°N 121.83500°W / 36.59333; -121.83500Coordinates: 36°35′36″N 121°50′06″W / 36.59333°N 121.83500°W / 36.59333; -121.83500
Country  United States
State  California
County Monterey
Incorporated September 3, 1953[1]
Government
 • Mayor Jerry Edelen
 • Senate Abel Maldonado (R)
 • Assembly Bill Monning (D)
 • U. S. Congress Sam Farr (D)
Area[2]
 • Total 0.483 sq mi (1.251 km2)
 • Land 0.481 sq mi (1.246 km2)
 • Water 0.002 sq mi (0.005 km2)  0.42%
Elevation[3] 82 ft (25 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,624
 • Density 3,400/sq mi (1,300/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93940
Area code(s) 831
FIPS code 06-18688
GNIS feature ID 1658400
Website [1]

Del Rey Oaks (formerly, Del Rey Woods)[4] is a city in Monterey County, California, United States. Del Rey Oaks is located just southeast of Seaside,[4] at an elevation of 82 feet (25 m).[3] The population was 1,624 at the 2010 census. Del Rey Oaks is a member of the regional governmental agency, Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments.

Geography[edit]

Del Rey Oaks is located at 36°35′36″N 121°50′06″W / 36.59333°N 121.83500°W / 36.59333; -121.83500.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), 99.58% of it land and 0.42% of it water.

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Del Rey Oaks has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[5]

History[edit]

Prior to incorporation (in 1953) the town was called Del Rey Woods.[4] The Del Rey Oaks post office opened in 1968.[4]

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[6] reported that Del Rey Oaks had a population of 1,624. The population density was 3,362.3 people per square mile (1,298.2/km²). The racial makeup of Del Rey Oaks was 1,326 (81.7%) White, 16 (1.0%) African American, 12 (0.7%) Native American, 128 (7.9%) Asian, 4 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 52 (3.2%) from other races, and 86 (5.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 169 persons (10.4%).

The Census reported that 1,624 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 701 households, out of which 164 (23.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 361 (51.5%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 57 (8.1%) had a female householder with no husband present, 25 (3.6%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 28 (4.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 9 (1.3%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 209 households (29.8%) were made up of individuals and 90 (12.8%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32. There were 443 families (63.2% of all households); the average family size was 2.86.

The population was spread out with 284 people (17.5%) under the age of 18, 92 people (5.7%) aged 18 to 24, 412 people (25.4%) aged 25 to 44, 528 people (32.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 308 people (19.0%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.2 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.

There were 741 housing units at an average density of 1,534.1 per square mile (592.3/km²), of which 517 (73.8%) were owner-occupied, and 184 (26.2%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.9%; the rental vacancy rate was 2.6%. 1,171 people (72.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 453 people (27.9%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,650 people, 704 households, and 449 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,378.8 people per square mile (1,300.1/km²). There were 727 housing units at an average density of 1,488.7 per square mile (572.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.36% White, 1.58% Black or African American, 0.85% Native American, 5.15% Asian, 2.55% from other races, and 3.52% from two or more races. 6.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 704 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.2% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 31.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $59,423, and the median income for a family was $70,119. Males had a median income of $48,977 versus $35,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $30,035. About 2.9% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.

Parks[edit]

Del Rey Oaks houses the Frog Pond Wetland Preserve, a 17-acre (69,000 m2) wetland area popular with birders.[8]

Media[edit]

Television service for the community comes from the Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz designated market area (DMA). Radio stations Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz area of dominant influence (ADI) or continuous measurement market (CMM). Locale newspapers include the Monterey County Herald.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California Cities by Incorporation Date" (Word). California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ U.S. Census
  3. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Del Rey Oaks, California
  4. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 891. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Del Rey Oaks, California
  6. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Del Rey Oaks city". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau: Del Rey Oaks Frog Pond Wetland Preserve